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Whiplash — Not!

A lesson for screenwriters and their teachers from a cello master

Whiplash is an okay (if too long) movie released in 2014 and set in a music conservatory.

Portraying the protagonist, JK Simmons won the Oscar for Best Performance.

In the movie, the institution’s pedagogy (if we can call it that) regarding arts education is full-tilt School…



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Richard Walter

Screenwriter, bestselling author, and 40 years leadership @ UCLA’s prestigious screenwriting program. Get 40 lessons from 40 years: